A book by Daniel J. West Jr., Ph.D., professor and chair professor and the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources at The University of Scranton, was published recently.

“The Global Healthcare Manager: Competencies, Concepts and Skills,” published by Health Administration Press, was edited by Dr. West, Covington Township, and his colleagues Michael Counte, Ph.D., professor of health management and policy at St. Louis University; Bernardo Ramierez, M.D., associate professor of health management and informatics at the University of Central Florida; and William Aaronson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy at Temple University.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of healthcare management and leadership in a global context, with real-world perspectives from a broad range of countries, cultures, and delivery settings.

Chapters highlight health services management concepts, leadership and organizational design and managing the organizational environment, as well as future directions, issues and challenges in global healthcare management. Dr. West authored the chapter on “Principles of Effective Leadership.”

During his distinguished career that extends over more than 30 years, Dr. West has served as a CEO for a hospital, medical practice and several healthcare businesses. He is board-certified in healthcare management and a certified healthcare consultant. He is president and chief executive officer of HTC Consulting Group, Inc. Dr. West is a fellow of numerous prestigious academies including the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Medical Practice Executives and American College of Healthcare Administrators. He also serves on numerous local and national boards. He is the past chair for the Accreditation Council, Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). He is a board member at Moses Taylor Hospital.

An International Fellow at Scranton, Dr. West joined the faculty in 1990. He also holds a professor in public health appointment at Trnava University, Slovak Republic and a visiting professor appointment at St. Elizabeth University in the Slovak Republic. In 2007, Dr. West received an honorary doctorate from St. Elizabeth University in health and social sciences for his international leadership and research.

Dr. West earned his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Pennsylvania State University.